reproductive rights

In North Carolina, full speed in reverse

January 30, 2013 - The legislative session that starts today promises to bring big changes to North Carolina as the leaders of the once-progressive state seek to slash unemployment insurance, create a more regressive tax code, impose voter ID requirements, increase private control of public schools, and enshrine right-to-work in the state constitution.

Just how extreme is North Carolina's new Lt. Governor?

December 7, 2012 - A proponent of abolishing the minimum wage and corporate income taxes, Dan Forest is quite likely the most conservative statewide elected official in North Carolina. But his work with a nonprofit that criticizes retailer Sears for promoting pornography by showing photos of women in lingerie crosses the line into wacky.

The crisis of crisis pregnancy centers

October 25, 2011 - Unregulated organizations posing as comprehensive healthcare providers called "crisis pregnancy centers" are slated to begin receiving state funds in North Carolina from the sale of "Choose Life" license plates. An investigation by the NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation has uncovered a disturbing pattern of deceptive and misleading practices at the facilities.